With so much talk about the potential for AI having its way with the world, and everyone in it, I got to thinking while riding yesterday, what are we really afraid of…? Is it that AI is going to take control of the world, everything in it, and crush its inhabitants into the ground…? Or, are we just fearful that something else is taking over the job that human beings have been doing for the last 15,000 years…?
We’ve turned aurochs into cows, wolves into Chihuahuas, and maze into Coca-Cola. We’ve turned forests into housing tracts, burned holes in the ozone, and a blown up entire cities, because we wanted to teach a handful of people a serious lesson. When I think about AI, it doesn’t scare me much — I mean, in comparison to human leadership.
AI will probably contribute more to solving the climate crisis than human beings have, to this point anyway. It’s likely that AI will find cures for diseases that exhausted researchers might be prone to overlook. AI has the potential to find answers to many of the problems that confront us, and at speeds human beings are incapable of.
AI might level the justice system a little more evenly. AI will very likely be a better bookkeeper than The United States Office Of Budget Management. And the most likely solutions to the immigration problems around the world, are going to be silicon-based. AI might even write the greatest American novel, yet.
When it comes to solving the hunger problem, issues with poverty, and homelessness, I think AI is better equipped to find legitimate solutions than humans are. When I consider a graduated distribution of wealth, based on merit, I think AI will conceive a better system than a handful of fat cats sitting around a boardroom table, in a hurry to get home to their Courvoisier.
So when I think about AI, and its potential for disastrous results, I give it a pass until it proves me wrong. I’m not sure it’ll do much worse than its human predecessors have to this point. And if your argument is that AI is going to enslave us all, and make our lives worse, isn’t that where we’re already headed…? I’m willing to take that risk.
This is what I think about when I ride… Jhciacb
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